New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a few reasons to root for the Red Sox in the World Series.
For one, he plays in Massachusetts, so he has a natural rooting interest in a team from Boston winning a title.
Two, he hails from San Mateo and grew up rooting for the Giants.
On the latest episode of The Kirk and Callahan Show on WEEI in Boston, Brady was asked if he hates the Dodgers.
“I do. I was a Giants fan growing up, and now I’m a Red Sox fan," Brady said. "So it couldn’t set up any better for the Red Sox to win the World Series, and I think they’re going to do it. It’s going to be a lot of fun to watch.”
Brady is the latest Patriot to pronounce his hatred for the Dodgers. Redwood City native Julian Edelman made it very clear over the weekend that he dislikes the Giants' bitter rival.
"I hate the Dodgers," Edelman told reporters Friday. "I hate the Dodgers. I mean, I'm a San Francisco guy."
See, you do have something in common with Tom Brady and Julian Edelman.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are now four wins away from being two World Series titles away from tying the Giants' mark this decade.
The Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 of the NLCS on Saturday, and advanced to their second straight World Series. Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw pitched a perfect ninth inning to seal the win.
Cody Bellinger put the Dodgers ahead 2-1 with a two-run home run in the top of the second inning, while Yasiel Puig's three-run bomb gave Los Angeles an insurmountable 5-1 advantage in the top of the sixth.
Puig had no regard for baseball's unwritten rules, and threw in a bat flip for good measure, too.
The Dodgers will face the 108-win Boston Red Sox in the World Series, which begins on Tuesday at Fenway Park. It will be the first matchup in the Fall Classic between the two teams since 1916, when the Dodgers were called the Robins and played in Brooklyn.
Since both teams moved to California in 1958, the Dodgers have more World Series titles (five) and more NL pennants (11) than the Giants (three and six, respectively), but Los Angeles is currently in a 30-year championship drought.
Giants fans surely hope it will grow to 31 by the end of the month.
It's win or go home with a chance to play the Red Sox in the World Series.
After the Brewers stayed alive in the NLCS with a Game 6 win, it's on to Game 7 for Milwaukee and the Dodgers. To advance to the World Series, Dodgers rookie Walker Buehler will square off with veteran Jhoulys Chacin.
We already know how Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman feels about the Dodgers, but will the Giants' rivals make it back to the Fall Classic for the second straight year? We're about to find out.
Here's how you can watch Dodgers-Brewers NLCS Game 7 online:
When: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 5:00 p.m. PT
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go